You have a passion for social innovation and impact, an
entrepreneurial spirit, and are well versed in large-scale
ABOUT OUR WORK
Encore.org is one of the nation’s leading organizations focused
on age diversity and the multigenerational society.
For 20 years, we worked to change cultural expectations for the
years beyond 50 and spark a movement around second acts for the
greater good. Among our past projects are Experience Corps, the
Purpose Prize, and Encore Fellowships, as well as six books,
hundreds of articles, and numerous awards and recognitions.
Today, as America becomes a much more multigenerational society,
with five generations living and working at the same time. We have
evolved from a focus on expanding the contributions of older people
to a focus on what the vast and growing older population can do in
collaboration with younger generations to solve our nation’s most
pressing problems, from climate change to social isolation. Our
mission is to bring older and younger changemakers together to
solve problems, bridge divides, and co-create the future.
We want to change the societal norm for our age-diverse nation
from one characterized by generations apart to one built by
generations together. It’s an idea we call cogeneration.
And it will form the foundation of our strategy and programs going
forward, reflected in a rebranding and renaming of the organization
this Fall and a celebration of our 25th anniversary in
We will work as a catalyst to shift the cultural narrative and
tell a new story about cogenerational action; to support innovators
bringing generations together for mutual benefit and social impact;
and to build a community of people, organizations and funders to
scale this work and sustain it.
You have an entrepreneurial spirit and 7-10 years of development
experience. Your broad skill set includes experience with planning,
leading and managing multi-year fundraising efforts. Your proven
track record includes securing six- or seven-figure foundation
grants, along with high-level relationship building with corporate
donors and high-net-worth individuals.
You are a senior leader with a passion for cogeneration and a
dynamic, collaborative and flexible leadership style. You bring
systems thinking and collaborative strategy to your work. You
operate through trust-based relationships. Your charisma and drive
help you secure philanthropic partners and the good will of team
members. You want to be part of a diverse, multigenerational team
that advocates for equity and inclusion through its programming and
throughout the organization. You want to be part of an organization
that sees development as everyone’s job.
You are skilled at and committed to high-quality written and
verbal communication. You have the ability to present complex
programmatic strategies and activities in narratives that are
customized for specific funder audiences. You have an understanding
of the larger philanthropic environment, best practices in
fundraising, and the emerging field in which Encore.org works.
ENCORE’S FUNDRAISING TRACK RECORD
Encore.org’s budget is approximately $5 million annually, with
revenues from foundations, corporations, individuals, earned income
and some government support. We were one of the first organizations
to receive funding from MacKenzie Scott. Foundation funders (past
and present) include the Templeton Foundation, Atlantic
Philanthropies, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the
Einhorn Collaborative, the MetLife Foundation, the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation, the Eisner Foundation, the May & Stanley
Smith Charitable Trust, the RRF Foundation for Aging, and
We seek an entrepreneurial leader to drive Encore.org's
development strategy, growth and implementation.
We plan to leverage our 25th anniversary and new cogenerational
strategy to raise $45 million over the next five years. Working
closely with our Co-CEOs, our senior leadership team, Board, and
Board Development Committee, the Development Director will:
Manage a five-year campaign, which
will include corporate and foundation grants, major gifts, and
public sector support.
Craft a comprehensive development
strategy and plan.
Help to forge and steward
philanthropic partnerships with foundations, corporate funders and
high-level individual donors.
Work closely with the Board
Development Committee and coordinate Board member fundraising
Oversee an internal fundraising
management and tracking system.
Foundation and Corporate Grant Development
The successful candidate will work with the leadership team
Develop 10 to 20 major grant
proposals per year to foundation and corporate funders.
Actively research and seek new
institutional funding prospects. Identify, assess, cultivate and
steward prospects with input and ideas from staff, board members
and other stakeholders.
Explore philanthropic partnerships
and alliances to support strategy, projects and strategic
Play a lead role in conceptualizing
and drafting proposals, reports and other communications with
potential funders and donors.
Individual Donor Cultivation &
The successful candidate will work with the leadership team
Develop strategies for a portfolio of
30 to 50 major donors and prospects.
Research and analyze new major donor
Craft a ladder of engagement for
individual donors, including a donor stewardship plan recognizing
different funding levels and benefits.
Develop written donor-facing pieces,
including custom proposals, reports, updates and annual
This position will report to a Co-CEO and manage one half-time
This position is largely virtual, with the option to work out of
the San Francisco office if desired. There will be opportunities
for travel and in-person meetings as the work requires and safety
SALARY & BENEFITS
This full-time position pays $125,000 - $141,000 annually.
Encore.org offers a complete benefits package including health,
dental and vision insurance, a matching 403(b), 9 holidays and 28
days vacation. In addition to other benefits, we offer employees a
professional development budget and flexible working schedule.
TO APPLY AND LEARN MORE
Please submit your cover letter and resume (combined in one
document) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is Encore.org’s policy to employ, compensate and advance
personnel without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion,
national origin, age, sexual orientation, height and weight,
disability, gender identity or expression, marital status,
partnership status, genetic predisposition or carrier status,
military status, arrest record and any other characteristic
protected by law.